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Winterfest 2017

Published: 02/14/2017

Winterfest is coordinated by the Office of Youth Services and takes place during February Vacation.  Winterfest offers an abundance of activities for families to enjoy during the break. 

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts a few events

2/27 to 3/3 Public Skating at the JFK Adults: $5 Children $3

2/27 Intro to Disc Golf at Beech St School 10-12 open to grades 5 - 8

2/28-3/1 3v3 Basketball Tournament at Beech St School at 9:30 
Open to grades 5-8 in Manchester. Register at Saturday Basketball. No more than 4 members per team.

3/3 Basketball Free Throw Contest at Beech St School 10-12 
Also sign up at Saturday Basketball or the day of. Open grades 

For more info email

For the complete schedule click below:

Winterfest 2017 Schedule 

Manchester Parks and Recreation February Newsletter

Published: 02/01/2017

Here is our February Newsletter! The newsletter contains current projects and programs that the department is working on.  Enjoy!

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Searching for Summer Lifeguards

Published: 12/20/2016

We are starting our search for 2017 summer lifeguards.  If you are an experienced swimmer, will be 17 years of age by the summer and either have your lifeguard certification or are able to obtain one, please call 624-6444.

See flyer for more information: Summer Lifeguards.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Published: 10/04/2016

The state of New Hampshire recently confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that has killed millions of ash trees nationwide, has been found in Manchester, joining a growing list of New Hampshire towns.  In an effort to slow the spread of this insect, the state has issued a quarantine on the movement of all ash materials, as well as all hardwood firewood and wood chips, coming out of and through Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap, and Merrimack counties.  The Merrimack county quarantine has been in effect since 2013. 


Please visit for specific quarantine details.  This website also contains information concerning many aspects of EAB, including how to identify it and what options you have to protect your ash trees..

To report evidence of EAB, please call either:

  • NH Division of Forests & Lands – (603) 271-2214
  • Pierra Siegart, State Entomologist – (603) 271-2561
  • Manchester Division of Parks, Recreation, & Cemeteries – (603) 624-6444 x5350

Come Learn to Skate with the Southern NH Skating Club at JFK Coliseum!

Published: 09/09/2016

The Southern NH Skating Club offers Learn to Skate programs for ages 2.9 to 102 years old!  Whether a future figure skater or competitive hockey player, they take great care in providing skaters with the proper techniques to achieve success.

The 2016-2017 season begins October 1!

The programs are offered at the JFK Coliseum in Manchester.  The schedule is:

     -Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

     -Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

The programs run throughout the year and new skaters are always welcome.


The Southern NH Skating Club has been providing high quality skating instruction for more than 50 years.  Founded in 1964, the club has provided lessons to beginning through competitive levels in basic skills, freestyle, ice dancing, hockey skating, and United States Figure Skating (USFS) Learn to Skate programs.  The full staff of professional coaches is registrerd with USFS and the Professional Skaters Association. 

Get Information

To get more informatino about ice times, costs, and to sign up, you can e-mail or leave a message at 603-485-6144.




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